The Fisk Jubilee Singers Concert Tours
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Concert DateVenueCityLatitudeLongitudeDescriptionCitationMedia
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1871-06-27Greenlaw Opera HouseMemphis35.149534-90.04898A "trial" concert that included few slave songs and many songs that the group managers believed would be well received by white audiences. The location is provisional.Graham
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1871-10-01Vine Street ChurchCincinnati39.103118-84.51202This was the church of Reverand Moore. The date is provisional; it happened before the concert in Mozart Hall, but we don't know the exact date.Ward 130
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1871-10-17Mozart HallCincinnati39.103118-84.51202One of the first ever concerts the singers gave. The program was made up of what several members called "white man's music"Graham
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1871-10-20Presbyterian SynodSpringfield, OH39.924227-83.808817The group sang for twice the projected hour of the concert. Ward 131, Pike
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1871-10-23Black Baptist church Yellow Springs, OH39.806449-83.886874The church was very overcrowded for this performance. Ward 131, Pike
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1871-10-24City HallXenia, OH39.684782-83.929653The group performed for Bishop Daniel A. Payne, who was an advocate for black literacy. They were welcomed warmly by students and faculty of Wilberforce University.Ward 132, Pike
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1871-10-01First Presbyterian Congregational ChurchCleveland, OH41.49932-81.694361The Cleveland Herald said: "...no rendition we ever heard went deeper into the heart of an audience..." The date is provisional.Ward 132
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1871-11-16Oberlin CollegeOberlin, OH41.293939-82.217379The group performed for the National Congretional Council`Ward 134
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1871-11-17Case HallCleveland, OH41.49932-81.694361Ward 134
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1871-11-18Case HallCleveland, OH41.49932-81.694361Ward 138
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1871-11-23Zanesville, OH39.940345-82.013192Wardd 139
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1871-11-26Mount Vernon, OH40.393396-82.485718Ward 140
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1871-11-30Mansfield, OH40.75839-82.515447Ward 140
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1871-11-30Akron41.081445-81.519005Ward 141
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1871-12-03Meadville, PA41.641444-80.151448Ward 146
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1871-12-06Jamestown, NY42.097002-79.235326Ward 146
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1871-12-10Elmira, NY42.089797-76.807734Ward 147
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1871-12-14New York, NY40.712784-74.005941Ward 147
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1872-01-03Plymouth ChurchBrooklyn, NY40.678178-73.944158Reverand Henry Ward Beecher opened his church to the singers for this concert, primarily for his white middle class congregation. The performance was quite controversial in the press.Graham
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1872-01-16Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian ChurchBrooklyn, NY40.678178-73.944158Theo L. Cuyler was another reverand who supported the group and donated his church as a concert venue. He also published writings about the group.Graham
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1872-02-01Music HallHartford, CT41.763711-72.685093The date is provisional. We know it was in February, but not the exact date. Reverand Beecher showed his support for the group by attending their concert instead of giving a lecture.Graham
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1872-02-01Boston, MA42.360083-71.05888Ward 160
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1872-02-01Newark, NJ40.735657-74.172367Ward 160
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1872-02-01Farmington, CT41.736031-72.795027Ward 165
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1872-02-01Plainville, CT41.675746-72.863363Ward 165
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1872-02-01Rockville, MD39.083997-77.152758Ward 165
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1872-02-01New Britain, CT41.66121-72.779542Ward 165
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1872-02-01Bristol, CT41.671765-72.94927Ward 165
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1872-02-12New Haven, CT41.308274-72.927883Ward 166
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1872-02-18Norwich, CT41.524265-72.07591Ward 167
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1873-01-01Masonic HallBaltimore, MD39.290385-76.612189Reserved tickets were denied to black customers for this performance by the owners of the hall. The date is provisional.Anderson
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1873-01-01Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
39.952584-75.165222After this performance, the singers were denied access to hotels in the area. It was a very special case that the hall was open to African-American performers. The date is provisional.Anderson
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1873-01-01Princeton, NJ40.357298-74.667223The date is provisional.Anderson
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1873-05-06London Union ChapelLondon51.507351-0.127758The premiere concert in Europe, organized by Henry Allon, the reverand at Union Chapel, and attended by the Earl of Shaftesbury. Several members of English nobility were present, and songs like "Steal Away Jesus" were a hit.Anderson
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1873-05-07Argyll LodgeLondon51.507351-0.127758The Duke and Duchess of Argyll surprised the singers by inviting Queen Victoria to the private performance. Thus, the group was exposed to royalty.Anderson
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1873-06-01Home of Mr. GladstoneLondon51.507351-0.127758The Prince and Princess of Wales and other nobility were present for this special luncheon performance. The location is provisional. We know it was in England, but not necessarily in London. The date is also provisional.Anderson
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1873-01-01Crystal Palace's Opera HouseLondon51.507351-0.127758
Organized by the National Temperance League.The date is provisional.
Anderson
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1873-01-01Church of Dr. Allon and Reverand Newman HallLondon51.507351-0.127758Some of the first concerts in churches, contributing to the missionary work that formed the group's mission. The date is provisional.Anderson
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1873-01-01The Metropolitan TabernacleLondon51.507351-0.127758Baptist minister Charles Haddon Spurgeon opened his Tabernacle that seated 6,000 to the singers, setting a precedent for their tour in churches of London and England. The date is provisional.Anderson
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1873-09-01Newcastle-on-TyneScotland56.490671-4.202646The singers were invited to Scotland for the Moody and Sankey Revivals. The location and date are provisional.Anderson
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1873-03-31Exeter HallLondon51.507351-0.127758The closing concert in London for the 1873 European tour. The tour was cut short due to White's poor health and other internal difficulties.Anderson
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1875-05-01London51.507351-0.127758Freedmen's Mission Aid Society. The date is provisional.Anderson
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1875-05-25Liverpool53.408371-2.991573Schwabb
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1875-05-01Bow-Road HallLondon51.507351-0.127758These were Moody and Sankey revivals that the singers performed for. The date is provisional.Anderson
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1877-02-22London51.507351-0.127758Schwabb
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1877-04-01
The Netherlands
52.1326335.291266The date is provisional.Schwabb
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1877-10-19Berlin52.52000713.404954Schwabb
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1878-01-01Hamburg53.5510859.993682Schwabb
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1878-07-06Le Havre49.494370.107929Schwabb
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1879-09-10Chicago, IL41.878114-87.629798Seroff
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1879-10-20Boston42.360083-71.05888Seroff
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1879-10-29Boston42.360083-71.05888Seroff
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1879-11-10Boston42.360083-71.05888Seroff
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1879-11-17Boston42.360083-71.05888Seroff
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1879-11-28Cambridge, MA42.373616-71.109733Seroff
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1879-12-24Rutland, VT43.610624-72.972606Seroff
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1880-01-15Boston42.360083-71.05888Seroff
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1880-02-10Bridgeport,CT41.186548-73.195177Seroff
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1880-02-24Bridgeport, CT41.186548-73.195177Seroff
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1880-03-09Washington, D.C.38.907192-77.036871Seroff
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1880-03-10Washington, D.C.38.907192-77.036871Seroff
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1880-03-13Pittsburgh, PA40.440625-79.995886Seroff
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1880-03-23Columbus, OH39.961176-82.998794Seroff
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1880-05-06Pittsburgh, PA40.440625-79.995886Seroff
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1880-05-20Louisville, KT38.252665-85.758456Seroff
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1880-05-21Louisville, KT38.252665-85.758456Seroff
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1880-05-22Louisville, KT38.252665-85.758456Seroff
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1880-06-05Philadelphia39.952584-75.165222Seroff
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1880-07-07Springfield, IL39.781721-89.650148Seroff
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1880-08-09New York, NY40.712784-74.005941Seroff
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1880-08-10Chautauqua Lake, NY42.209774-79.466844Seroff
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1880-08-11Chautauqua Lake, NY42.209774-79.466844Seroff
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1880-08-14New York40.712784-74.005941Seroff
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1880-08-19Chautauqua Lake, NY42.209774-79.466844Seroff
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1880-04-23Lancaster, PA40.037876-76.305514Seroff
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1880-04-27Lancaster, PA40.037876-76.305514Seroff
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1880-10-20Hamilton, ON43.255721-79.871102Seroff
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1880-10-21St. Catherine's, ON43.159375-79.246863Seroff
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1880-10-23Toronto, ON43.653226-79.383184Seroff
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1880-11-08Woodstock, ON43.131497-80.747165Seroff
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1880-11-10Toronto, ON43.653226-79.383184Seroff
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1880-11-16Belleville, ON44.162759-77.383231Seroff
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1880-11-18Kingston, ON44.231172-76.485954Seroff
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1880-11-20Ottawa, ON45.42153-75.697193Seroff
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1881-01-11Albany, NY42.652579-73.756232Seroff
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1881-02-01Elmira, NY42.089797-76.807734Seroff
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1881-03-02Oswego, NY43.455346-76.510497Seroff
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1881-02-16Philadelphia39.952584-75.165222Seroff
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1881-04-01Wellsville, NY42.122012-77.948057Seroff
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1881-04-08New York40.712784-74.005941Seroff
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1881-08-20Dunkirk, NY42.479502-79.333932Date is an estimate. We only know late August.Seroff
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1881-04-26Chicago41.878114-87.629798Seroff
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1881-04-27Chicago41.878114-87.629798Seroff
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1881-04-28Springfield, IL39.781721-89.650148Seroff
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1881-04-29Chicago41.878114-87.629798Seroff
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1881-05-02Springfield, IL39.781721-89.650148Seroff
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1881-05-03Springfield, IL39.781721-89.650148Seroff
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1881-05-05Springfield, IL39.781721-89.650148Seroff
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1881-05-06Springfield, IL39.781721-89.650148Seroff
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